This could be Messi's last champions league game at Camp Nou if Barcelona fail to turn this PSG result around and if he leaves Barcelona in the summer. Can Barcelona turn this around really? Messi saw all these coming and asked that the club bought new and world class players who can compete consistently. He didn't want Neymar to go, he didn't want Suarez to go, he didn't just want to make money, Messi wants trophies too. Mbappe outshined Messi and it clearly shows that Mbappe is the next big thing in football
It has been Lionel Messi who has captain the la liga giant for a good number of years now, leading them to winning major trophies but it seems his time at Barcelona is coming to an end and a new skipper will be named but the question is, who is worthy of the armband? In the last 11 years, the Armband has been passed from Puyol to Xavi, to Iniesta and then to Lionel Messi. As one of the longest serving player of the club, he earned the armband because he has single handedly won matches for the club due to his
Barcelona have been without a Natural number 9(striker) since Luis Suarez was let go on a free transfer to rivals Athletico Madrid last summer. Leo Messi was deployed as a false 9 by the New manager Ronald Koeman, who was trying to replicate the Great Pep Guardiola's masterclass of turning the Argentinian into a False 9(from 2009 to 2012), which worked effectively for the Man city Boss. During the Pep era, Barça had creative midfielders like Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, who made Leo very comfortable playing
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most best Football player in the whole world. He have won so many trophies in his football career. But he is not the player with most titles yet. The player that have the most titles is Dani Alves, he have won it 41 good times. The second player is Iniesta, He have won the player with the most titles for 39 times. Iniesta was a good player doing his football career, he have also won so many trophies. The thrid player is Lionel Messi, Messi have won it 37 good times, He might become
One of the most popular sports in the world today is football or soccer. It is safe to say in Nigeria that football is one of the most commonly played sports in the world. Football is a game played between two teams, each with 11 players. Victory in football is measured on the basis of the team with the greatest score, so perhaps the most significant element of football is scoring a goal. While it is very important to score a goal, it is just as important to assist a goal. Goal scorers are most known to be
Barcelona superstar, Ansu Fati has reminded Pedri of what he needed to do to Messi against Granada on Saturday. Just few hours after Barcelona's official page on Facebook confirmed the arrival of the team in Granada, Ansu Fati commented on the post with the caption "Pedri, don't forget to assists Messi tomorrow". His comment happened because of the understanding the two players have shown between themselves in recent games. The Eighteen years old Spanish midfielder is reportedly one of those making Messi happy
Jorginho has revealed the kind of 'chemistry' between the Italian star and his club teammate, Mateo Kovacic as one of the best ever between two players. He said, "We know each other,we know our intentions and how we want to play. Even without looking at me, I know what he wants to do and he knows what I want to do as well, because he understands football very well. It's quite easy to play with him." If this is so good, can we compare it with that of Xavi and Iniesta at Barcelona? Their partnership was so great
Arsenal have not won Champions League since the inception of the competition. They have won something similar to that in the year 2001. That was Europa League but it wasn't defined as Europa League. Arsenal reached the Champions League final in 2006 against Barcelona but the final magic performed by Ronaldinho, Iniesta and Eto buried Arsenal's hope. However, prior to that time Arsenal have acclaimed an accolade for themselves having won the Premier League in 2003 without losing any game. Fast forward to 2014,
This article is all about fantasy football, we will be looking forward to see Spain All Time Xi Compared to Portugal All Time Xi. Let see which players that make up the team. Spain All time Xi The keeper to represent this country is iker Casillas, he is their best ever keeper that makes things happen for the country and his legacy will always prevail. Defenders for this country will be Ramos, Puyol, Pique and Alba , they are all great Defenders and have proven to be country legend in terms of achievements.
Aside goalscoring, assists and chances created are also rated very high in the game of football.This has made IFFHS to rank the playmakers of the decade list. Playmakers list is considered by total assists of a player.Lionell Messi came first in the list while Iniesta came second. However, former Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard was not left out of the list, he came 6th and most of those assists were made in his Chelsea career. Hazard is really a genius in the game of football despite his poor stats in Real Madrid.His
The year was 2012, the year the greatest of all time showed the world his 'magisterial' magnificence as our wonderful La Liga commentator - Ray Hudson - always likes to remind us. Spurred on from a spectacular outing in 2011 under the wonderful Pep Guardiola, and flanked by Barca legends in the mould of Iniesta and Xavi, Messi went on to break several records and even set more himself. In that season, Messi went on to score 91 goals for both club and country in a single calendar year. In making and creating
In this article we will be looking forward to see UEFA Team Of The Year For Each Position . Let see which players that make up the team Keeper Neuer is the first option at the post and what he did for the team is breathtaking, he deserved this slot because their is no better option more than him at the moment. Defenders Alves, Pique, Ramos and Alaba are be the best Defenders during the year 2015 and are still doing great at the moment, their Achievements is all over the place and they will be difficult to forget
The role of defensive midfielders in the game of football make them very vulnerable to receiving bookings. They are in the position to stop the attacking play of opponents and when things doesn't go right for them, they get punished for it. It's a normal situation to get a defensive player sent off for a challenge on the opponent. Sometimes, they don't even make challenges before being sent off. The discipline of a defensive player goes a long way in helping him remain "unbooked" for most part of the season.
In this article we will be looking to see players that make up the team in each Position. Let see how the team look like. Keeper Neuer is the number one in this position, the German goalie is proven to be the best in the whole of Europe, even though he has pass his prime he is still playing at the highest level for his team. Defenders Marcelo, Van Dijk, Ramos and Lahm are the Selected best Defenders that will make things happen for the team, they deserve a place on the team of the decade. Midfielder Modric,
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has published its ideal eleven of the decade, the period between 2011 and 2020. The chosen scheme is a 4-3-3. The team they have chosen is spectacular and is dominated by players who have spent that period of time, or a large part of it, at Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Only Van Dijk has 'sneaked in'. The Liverpool center-back is the only one to appear in the IFFHS ideal team without having played for any of those three clubs.
Lionel Messi is a household name in football, even those who don't have a fore knowledge of football has come across his name in arguments between him and Ronaldo who's the world best. Many has proven him self as other world classic player, by winning the Ballon d'Or 3 straight in a row and a total of six times. Today is making it 10 years from today since he won his first ever Ballon d'Or award in Switzerland, with Iniesta coming second and Xavi third. Lionel Messi, had an incredible season that year under
Many will disagree to this as Football has seen some wonderful trios like Messi_Suarez_Ne ymar, Bale_Benzema_Cristiano,Tevez_R ooney_Ronaldo,Ronaldo_Ronaldinho_Rivaldo and etc..... In Barcelona itself there were some magical trios like Xavi_Busquets_I niesta,Messi_Eto_Ronaldinho,Messi_Villa_Pedri etc... But, Messi, Xavi and Iniesta together looked unbeaten always. Probably the only trio in football history to be nominated in Top 3 of ballond'or. This happened in 2010 when Messi had wonderful season individually
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere had a question and answer Interactions with his fans and followers on twitter last night(#Askwilsh). The Question of the night was from a guy named Carl Tempest, who asked Jack if he learned anything from Barcelona's world class Midfielders in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie at the Emirates. Carl Tempest: The game against Barcelona in 2011 at the Emirates, who did you learn the most off? Iniesta, Xavi, busquets etc. #askwilsh Jack wilshere's answer couldn't